To read the article go to: http://www.sfgate.co...07/DD157176.DTL
It may be a Russian ballet, but "Nutcracker" is also an American phenomenon, and there is nothing quite like it in the arts anywhere else in the world...
In truth, all three of the Bay Area's major versions of "Nutcracker" can, on a good night, be just the thing to make fans of newcomers, and to make the most jaded balletomanes fall in love with dance all over again. San Francisco Ballet's, a much revised hybrid by Helgi Tomasson and the Christensen brothers,
is the big show, and potentially the most touching. It's also the first and oldest "Nutcracker" ever presented in the United States.
Is this writer correct in the pronouncement of United States' Nutcracker history? :eek: